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Wexford County News

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4 hrs ago | UpNorthLive.com

Community sports complex targeted by thief

The Wexford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a breaking and entering which occurred at the Manton Sports Complex on Wiles Street.

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Related Topix: Manton, MI

14 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Mesick woman sentenced in meth case

Jessica Larae Wentworth, 22, has been sentenced in 28th Circuit Court in Wexford County to 120 days in jail, with credit for 94 days, according to court records, after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine.

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Related Topix: Mesick, MI

18 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Mesick man pleads guilty to CSC charge

A Mesick man has pleaded guilty in a criminal sexual conduct case for allegedly having sex with a child under the age of 13 at his home in Wexford County.

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Related Topix: Mesick, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Change in air for public transit as city makes new appointment to CWTA

Change has come to the Cadillac-Wexford Transit Authority as the Cadillac City Council appointed attorney Stephen King to the CWTA board instead of re-appointing CWTA chairman Craig Taylor.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Northern Michigan News

Is crime now a little more affordable?

Recently, judges William Fagerman and Charles Parsons informed the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners of some interesting news: Criminals now won't be charged as much after breaking the law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Missaukee County, MI

Northern Michigan News

Greenwood, Colfax townships to consider fire millages

Voters in Greenwood and Colfax townships, which share a joint fire department, will see identical millage renewal requests on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot in support of fire protection.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mesick, MI, Manton, MI

Northern Michigan News

Cadillac man receives jail in high-speed motorcycle chase

A Cadillac man has been sentenced to four days in jail for leading police on a chase that the prosecuting attorney said a Michigan State trooper described as "one of the worst chases he had ever seen."

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Related Topix: Grand Traverse County, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Split millage is a sign of growth

A controversial millage has been submitted to the Wexford County Board of Commissioners.

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Northern Michigan News

MSP Bomb Squad confirms bomb located in Haring Township

The device was found along the side of 30 Road, just west of Old 131, in Haring Township on June 12. The MSP Bomb Squad, Haring Township Fire Department and Wexford County Sheriff's Office responded to the area at about 2:30 p.m. MSP Bomb Squad bomb technician Sgt.

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Northern Michigan News

Area pooches could have more room to roam

The site is located off 13th Street near the city's current well field and is adjacent to the Wexford County Animal Control.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Northern Michigan News

Contractors concerned with Cadillac's plan for inspection services

During Monday night's city council meeting, building contractors and members of the Cadillac City Council raised concerns about higher costs, reliability and unknown factors regarding the city's plan to use Associated Government Services to re-establish city-run building inspection services.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Buckley woman asks board to consider decriminalizing marijuana

Susan Adler, who is also a candidate for office, presented a draft Wexford County Marijuana Ordinance to the county board at its Wednesday meeting.

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Related Topix: Buckley, MI

Northern Michigan News

Medical marijuana patients have limited options as dispensary doors close

After as many as five medical marijuana shops in Wexford County were given notice to shut their doors this month, it is clear there is demand for their product.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Osceola County, MI, Cadillac, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Council to continue building inspection discussion

On Monday, the Cadillac City Council will hold public hearings to discuss the possibility of re-establishing its own building inspection services.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI, Benzie County, MI

Northern Michigan News

Probation for motorist in Amish buggy crash

A Manton man has been sentenced after entering a plea tied to a personal injury crash April 9 involving an Amish buggy.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Manton, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Clare County Review

Harrison man dies, three others injured in truck-semi crash

A Clare County man died and three others from the area were injured early Tuesday morning in an accident on M-115 northwest of 13th Street in Cadillac.

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Related Topix: Harrison, MI, Clare County, MI, Cadillac, MI

Northern Michigan News

Farmer nearly electrocuted when tractor snags power line

A Wexford County farmer is lucky to be alive after he nearly was electrocuted after striking a power line with his tractor's crop sprayer.

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Related Topix: Boon, MI, Fire

Thu Jul 17, 2014

UpNorthLive.com

First Habitat for Humanity home placed in Mesick

To receive a home from Habitat for Humanity, each family is required to complete an application process and their income must be around 60 percent of the median income for the county.

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Related Topix: Mesick, MI

Northern Michigan News

BOC notebook

Approved a five-year capital expenditure plan developed by the Wexford County Sheriff's office for emergency dispatch equipment.

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Northern Michigan News

Fact check: Millage failure would mean drastic changes for CWTA

A 4-4 tie vote in May on what is generally a routine vote by the Wexford County Board of Commissioners to place a millage question in front of voters in Wexford County has focused a spotlight on the Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority's public transit operations.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI

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